About

Charlie and Rebecka, a.k.a The DecaVitas, are currently based in Stockholm, Sweden. They have been teaching and performing together since 2006 and competing since 2008. As founders of the performance troop MessAround, hailing from Uppsala, and Savage Rhythm Stockholm, Charlie and Rebecka have years of experience in coaching and choreographing group routines. Over the years they have placed in several international Lindy Hop competitions and performed in music videos, TV-shows and theater productions. Today they make their living out of dancing, organizing their own events in Stockholm and as as well as teaching workshops across Sweden and abroad, spending about six months every year on the road. Together they are known for their dynamic and unique dance style. As instructors, Charlie and Rebecka strive to teach great technique in a way that is positive, coherent and productive. They particularly value the art of leading and following, believing that leaders and followers require equal amount of information in the classroom to create the best possible connection on the dance floor. 

 

In 2016 The DecaVitas entered a new era in their lives as professional dancers. Charlie and Rebecka decided to focus more on the artistic aspect of the dances that they love and less on competing. They are constantly learning, creating and developing their dance with endless curiosity and conviction that there is more to be discovered! 


Competition titles

 

1st place - Camp Jitterbug 2016 (Showcase), Seattle US

3rd place - Camp Jitterbug 2016 (Strictly Lindy), Seattle US

2nd place - Canadian Swing Championships 2016 (Strictly Lindy), Montreal Canada

3rd place - Canadian Swing Championships 2016 (Showcase), Montreal Canada

3rd place - Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown Battle 2015, New Orleans US

Finalists - Camp Hollywood 2015 (Collegiate Shag), Los Angeles US

Finalists - Camp Hollywood 2015 (Strictly Lindy), Los Angeles US

1st place - Montreal Swing Riot 2015 (Couples Battle), Montreal Canada

3rd place - Montreal Swing Riot 2015 (Showcase), Montreal Canada

Finalists - Montreal Swing Riot 2015 (Advanced J n J), Montreal Canada

3rd place - Camp Jitterbug 2015 (J n J), Seattle US (Rebecka w Amanda Marchand)

Finalists - Camp Jitterbug 2015 (Strictly Lindy), Seattle US

4th place - Camp Hollywood 2014 (Strictly Lindy), Los Angeles US

4th place - Camp Hollywood 2014 (Classic Lindy), Los Angeles US

Finalist - Camp Hollywood 2014 (Advanced J n J), Los Angeles US (Rebecka w Heather Ballew)

Finalist - Camp Hollywood 2014 (Advanced J n J), Los Angeles US (Charlie w Stephen Sayer)

Finalists - International Lindy Hop Championships 2014 (All Star Strictly), Washingon DC US

3rd place - Beantown Camp 2014 (Strictly), Boston US

3rd place - Camp Jitterbug 2014 (J n J), Seattle US (Charlie w Soochan Lee)

4th place Camp Jitterbug 2014 (Strictly), Seattle US

3rd place - Hellzapoppin' Competition, Frankie100 2014, New York City US

2nd place - Canadian Swing Championships 2014 (Showcase), Montreal Canada

2nd place - Canadian Swing Championships 2014  (Strictly Lindy), Montreal Canada

Finalists - Canadian Swing Championships 2014 (Strictly Balboa), Montreal Canada (Charlie w Freddie Karlbom)

Finalists - Canadian Swing Championships 2014 (J n J Big Money), Montreal Canada

3rd place - Snowball 2013 (Showcase), Stockholm Sweden

Finalist - Snowball 2012 (J n J), Stockholm Sweden (Charlie)

1st place - Nevermore Jazz Ball 2012, S:t Louis US (Rebecka w Miranda Longaker)
3rd place - Nevermore Jazz Ball 2012, S:t Louis US (Charlie) 
3rd place - Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown Battle 2012, New Orleans US
Finalists - Rhythm City Mess Around 2012, Vancouver Canada
2nd place - Herräng Battle 2012, Herräng Sweden
Finalists - European Swing Dance Championships 2012 (Open Strictly), Barcelona Spain
1st place - Stockholm Open 2012, Stockholm Sweden (Charlie w Fredrik Dahlberg) 
1st place - Midwest Lindy Fest 2011 (Strictly Lindy), Minneapolis US
1st place - Midwest Lindy Fest 2011 (J n J), Minneapolis US (Charlie w Andrew Hsi)
1st place - Lindy Bout 2011 - The Lindy Hop Championships in Western Canada (Strictly), Vancouver Canada
1st place - Lindy Bout 2011 - The Lindy Hop Championships in Western Canada (Showcase), Vancouver Canada
1st place - Lindy Bout 2011 - The Lindy Hop Championships in Western Canada (Slow), Vancouver Canada

2nd place - Lindy Bout 2011 - The Lindy Hop Championships in Western Canada (Strictly Balboa), Vancouver Canada (Charlie)
3rd place - Crazy Rhythm Challenge 2010, Toulouse France
1st place Stockholm Open 2010 (Charlie) 
Finalists - Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown 2010, New Orleans US
Finalist - Snowball 2010, Stockholm Sweden (Charlie w Andreas Olsson)
1st place - The Harvest Moon Ball at The Killer Diller Weekend 2009, Seattle US
Finalists - Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown 2009, New Orleans US 
Finalists - The Battle at Jazz Jam 2009, Stockholm Sweden 
1st place Stockholm Open 2009 (Rebecka)
1st place - Sweden Balboa Weekend 2008, Stockholm Sweden (Charlie)
3rd place - Sweden Balboa Weekend 2007, Uppsala Sweden (Charlie)